Monday 30 October 2017

Quilled Floral Birthday

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today, I thought I'd share something that has fallen way out of my comfort zone. Before I got into the stamping and the colouring and the embossing and the watercolour, I used to quill.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with quilling, it is the art of rolling strips of coloured paper and putting them together to create a scene. If you take a moment and hop over to YouTube there are some insanely intricate pieces that are absolutely amazing. I'm not like that. It's plain and simple for me, but it is fun watching a piece come together.

To begin, I rolled out all the pieces I needed and shaped them as necessary. I have found it best to have a sketch handy and a list of all the pieces I need so that everything is there when you need them.

I wrapped a length of satin ribbon around a piece of pink textured paper for my very back panel and adhered that to the front of an A2 sized card base. I then cut a square of off-white cardstock and rounded two of the corners.

I then stamped the greeting using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I found it best to make sure that all the stamping is done before adding any of the quills. For this piece I used 1/8" wide strips and would have been unable to do the stamping if I glued them down first.

I then adhered each piece down to the paper using Tombow Mono Multi Glue. I've found it best to add the glue to the piece and lay it down instead of adding glue to the base and putting the piece on top. No one likes it when it seeps out the side. For the stems, I simply took a length of the paper in green and adhered it on its side. No rolling for those ones.

Once all the pieces were in place I used a large acrylic block as a weight so that they would dry flat.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

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